Paint Shop Pro Signature Tag Tutorials by Vix



Tube of Choice - I'm using another fab one by Rion

Artwork © Pin Up Toons

If you wish to use the same tube you must purchase it from CILM

However feel free to use whatever you have


Font - 60's Chic by Jess @ Blue Vinyl Fonts HERE


Mask - by me - Vix_Mask219 HERE


Xenofex 2 Constellation


Filters Unlimited 2 - Special Effects 1 - Halftone


VM Extravaganza - Transmission



Open a New Image in 650 pixels wide x 600 pixels high

Go to your Text tool and find 60's Chic

Have your Materials Palette on Black Foreground and Null Background

Stroke Width 2.00

Create as: Vector


Type out the letter e

Stretch to fit the tag canvas better - see my tag for size reference

Objects, Align, Centre in Canvas

Layers, Convert to Raster Layer


Duplicate the layer

Image, Free Rotate, 45 degrees Right

Image, Resize, 80% Smartsize

All Layers Resize NOT ticked


Hide the White Background layer

and Merge Visible the two shape layers

Unhide the White Background


Duplicate the shape layer

Rotate and Resize as before

Hide the White back and Merge Visible as before

Unhide the White Background


Hopefully, your shape should be looking v.similar to mine.

If not, try again and see if you get similar results.



Right, we're going to be filling different sections of

the shape with different colours and effects

Take the first colour to compliment your tube

I chose a dark brown shade

Now, using Magic Wand on 20 Tolerance and 0 Feather

Click inside the top, left, bottom, and right point of the shape (1)

Selections, Modify, Expand by 2

Add a New Layer below the shape layer

and floodfill with the colour

Duplicate the floodfill and on the top one

Filters Unlimited 2 - Special Effects 1 - Halftone


then Change the blend mode of the top one to Overlay

Selections None


Take a different shade to compliment the first colour

Click inside the corner shapes (2)

Expand, New Layer and Floodfill as before


Apply Eye Candy 4000 HSB Noise as per my settings;



VM Extravaganza - Transmission

on the default settings

Selections None


You'll notice the the tips of the shape aren't getting filled - not to worry, this will

be sorted in a minute :)


Choose another shade to compliment the others

Click inside the shape on the place I've indicated as (3)

Expand, New layer and floodfill as before


Apply the Halftone filter on a duplicate layer as we did before

and change to Soft Light

Selections None


Click inside the inner points as I've indicated with (4)

with another shade of choice

Select, Expand and New Layer as before


Apply the Transmission filter as before

Selections None



Select the inner part of the shape as indicated by (5)

and floodfill with a dark grey shade or one of your choice

apply the Halftone filter on a duplicate layer as before

and change the blend mode of this layer to Soft Light

Selections None

Now, hide the shape Layer and the White Background


Merge Visible the coloured sections


Unhide the Shape and White Back layers



Duplicate the coloured sections layer

and on the bottom copy

Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, 10.00


Effects, Texture Effects, Mosaic - Antique on these settings

OK to apply


On the Shape Layer

Apply Xenofex 2 Constellation on these settings

See, the gaps don't show now :)

(Tip: If you'd like to animate this - like I did with my 2nd example - then duplicate the shape layer

and apply the effect on each of the three layers, Random Seeding each layer as usual for a 3 layered animated tag

Don't forget to dropshadow each layer when the filter has been applied)

Apply a Dropshadow of

1, 1, 45, 7.00 Black


Now, copy and paste your tube as a new Layer

above the others

and apply same shadow as before


Add a New layer above the White Background

Take two shades from the tag - make a Foreground/Background gradient

Linear, with a 45 Angle and a Repeat of 1


and Apply the mask - Vix_Mask219

Layers, Merge, Merge Group and

Move the mask down the tag canvas a little

(Tip: if liked, apply the same Xenofex setting to the Mask layer)


Finally, add your name in a font and style of choice

I used TS Curly Size 72

Dropshadow as liked

Crop the tag canvas now


apply the Artist info/copyright info


Delete the White Background and save as a PNG

(OR, if you've animated your tag, don't delete the White Back and take to Ani Shop

and make your 3 layered animated GIF - Frame Properties on 15

and Animation Properties on Opaque, White)

Thanks for Looking and hope you enjoy xx

This tutorial was written on 14th January 2010 by Vix

It is a tutorial based on a tag of my own design created

this morning and

any potential similarities to other tag tutorials that

may be available is wholly unintended and completely coincidental.

Any items supplied to use to create your own tag with this tutorial are supplied

in good faith - if I have used something not intended

for usage in this way, please contact me via email.

Any items created by me for the purposes of this tutorial MAY NOT be used in

any other tag tutorials.

Links to tube/scrap blogs or sites are added either through necessity or creator courtesy,

and it is entirely up to the individual (ie. You!) if you choose to visit these sites and/or download/purchase from them.

Scraps used in my tutorials that I've obtained from PTU purchased scrap kits are NOT supplied

in my tutorials supplies.

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